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  • idr0p
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    My call sign is up!

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  • pcgeek
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    Anyone else still waiting? I still haven't received my technician and FortyTwoWho quoted 'middle of the week' on twitter.

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  • Chip512
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    Just call me KG5OZR - issued today.

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  • bearda
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    My callsign just showed up this morning, too. Time to start transmitting...

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  • 9fingers
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    My call sign showed up this morning. I passed Tech and General on separate days and it's only showing as a Tech at the moment. I suspect the General will show up later. If you've been waiting, go check again.

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  • b0t0rn0t
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    Thanks pastulio and TheCotMan,

    http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...hSpectrum.seam is a great resource!

    The PDF graphical charts are here in case anyone needs them too:
    http://www.arrl.org/graphical-frequency-allocations

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  • TheCotMan
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    Originally posted by pastulio View Post
    botornot,

    Congrats on passing your Technician!

    You may find the attached link interesting. You should explore how the various frequencies are partitioned up and what's used for what; I think the FCC also has a nice poster you can get as a PDF. Maybe not particularly fun/cool, but I think newer people will find it very informative.

    Copy/pasting links from web clients or Word/LibreOfficeWrite/* can result in incorrect link/anchors on the forums. I examined the original content of your post, and found this in what you probably wanted as a link:

    http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashbo...hSpectrum.seam


    When posting a link, just paste the full URL in directly, not links to URL, and the actual URL should work for other users. Also, avoid using URL shorteners, as they can hide the actual destination, risk drive-by download with less reputable URL shorteners, and suffer loss of resolution when the shortened link expires, and/or is reused for a different URL.

    HTH,
    -Cot

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  • pastulio
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    botornot,

    Congrats on passing your Technician!

    You may find the attached link interesting. You should explore how the various frequencies are partitioned up and what's used for what; I think the FCC also has a nice poster you can get as a PDF. Maybe not particularly fun/cool, but I think newer people will find it very informative.

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  • b0t0rn0t
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    I passed my Technician exam at Defcon, was my 1st Defcon too so thought that was a pretty cool thing to do!

    So hey - while we're all waiting for the FCC to process our callsigns... Any cool online resources anyone can share, about fun/cool things to do as a HAM (from a hacker perspective). For example, I understand we can transmit at higher power than non-HAM's... where is this handy to take advantage of (Wifi, Bluetooth?) What kinds of things are you planning on doing now that you have your license?

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  • pastulio
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    Thanks! I figured there was a delay due to a lot of people getting licensed. Congrats to everyone who passed!

    73's

    PS: if my license doesn't appear by say, the first of September, what should I do? It would suck to have paid $30 for nothing. I really would like to get my Extra :(

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  • pcgeek
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    I also took my technician on Saturday and have yet to receive my station ID. I went ahead and called the FCC and they said that my application hasn't even been submitted! The FCC support person said that when a proctor inputs the data, an application is immediately opened with them. She also said that they have 10 days to submit our applications to their regional person and the regional person has 10 days to electronically enter the data with the FCC.

    I'd be a bit more understanding if the hold up was the government being typically slow, but the fact that my application hasn't even been submitted is incredibly irritating. All the while, I have no one to hold accountable unless I was to send a letter to the address of the proctor that is listed on the FCC site, lol.

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  • Unregistered436
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    Originally posted by idr0p View Post
    Anyone who took their exams that has theirs show up in the ULS please let us know so we can start looking. Also can we get confirmation from the organizers that the certificates went out?
    I tweeted DC408, and FortyTwoWho responded back to me on Aug 17th:

    "It usually takes a couple of weeks for submitted licenses to be issued call signs. Keep checking back!"
    "All will appear at once. Can also take longer since the batch is so much larger than an average submission."

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  • idr0p
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    Anyone who took their exams that has theirs show up in the ULS please let us know so we can start looking. Also can we get confirmation from the organizers that the certificates went out?

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  • Chip512
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    Thanks to all the folks who put on the exam sessions! I'm still looking for my Technician call sign to show up in the database but wanted to say thanks!

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  • Unregistered436
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    Originally posted by idr0p View Post
    Hey, Like Unregistered436 I also got my Technician on Sat, any idea on how long it takes?
    I'd heard from a friend who has his General that it took nearly two weeks to show up in ULS, and that recently there'd been some issues with people waiting longer. That is all hearsay at this point as far as I'm concerned, BUT yeah, it's the guv-mint, so it won't be speedy.

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